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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

Study Joinery at SIT

SIT offers a new Joinery facility that many believe is the best in the country. The large well-appointed machine shop houses high quality, modern industrial machinery required to manufacture kitchens, furniture, doors, windows and cabinetry. Some of the more specialised machinery includes a computer operated CNC router and dimensioning saw.

Students manufacture up to eleven full size projects as part of their course learning a wide range of hand tool, machine operation, finishing and assembly skills along the way. Students spend three days per week at their course and gain work experience with local businesses where possible.

Our tutors have a real passion for the industry and help students achieve some amazing results during their one year course. Many of our past students have moved onto successful careers in the Joinery industry.

Programmes in Joinery

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*


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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Joinery Courses

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One year full time

A career in joinery can offer job satisfaction with practical hands-on manufacturing. The Certificate in Joinery programme can provide a direct pathway into the joinery and furniture making industries.

SIT has a well-appointed training facility with some of the most modern equipment available. Students manufacture full-size, quality, practical projects throughout the duration of the programme and have the opportunity to use a wide range of traditional and advanced computer controlled machinery.

Course Details

Part time night class only - Wednesdays 6.00-8.30pm.

Produce your own furniture or joinery items using SIT equipment. All materials to be supplied by attendees. Entry restricted to those having either completed the Woodwork Machinery for Beginners course or a joinery/furniture-making trade qualification.

Course Details

Twelve evening classes - Tuesdays 6-9pm

This course will give students the knowledge and skills required to use portable power tools and to setup, use and maintain fixed machinery (bandsaws, surface planers, thicknessers, ripsaws, stroke sanders, boring machinery).

Perfect for those with no woodwork skills - Cost includes all wood and materials so you can take your creations home!

Course Details

Career prospects are excellent in the joinery and furniture making industry. The students will have the option to either buy or sell their products. Students with an interest in this area will be able to confirm their aptitude for joinery.

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